Hello! I hope you are staying warm wherever you may be. I’ve been really into making cozy, cute things for the winter season and I think this project is perfect for that – a Fluffy Small Tissue Holder! This is cute way to hold smaller tissue packs!
Have you ever sewed with furry fabric such as Faux Sherpa? It can be intimidating, but I’ll show you my method on how I make it easy using Thermoweb products! Using these products with the faux sherpa makes it easier to sew with and in the end you will feel confident in using this material!
Fluffy Tissue Holder Instructions
- Fluffy fabric – such as Faux Sherpa Fabric (I get mine from Joanns)
- 2 fat quarters (or scraps work well for this small project)
- StitchnSew High Loft Sew-In Fleece
- HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible
- SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Fabric Spray
- Embellishments of choice
- Sewing machine
- Iron – I love Oliso!
- Rotary Cutter
- Water Soluble Pen
- Sewing Awl
- Cut one 8″ x 5 1/2″ faux sherpa rectangle – for body
- Cut one 8″ x 5 1/2″ cotton rectangle – for inner body
- Cut one 8″ x 5 1/2″ StitchnSew High Loft Sew-In Fleece rectangle – for outer body
- Cut one 8″ x 5 1/2″ HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible rectangle – for inner body
- Cut two 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ cotton rectangles – for side bindings
- Use a 1/4″ seam allowance unless noted otherwise
- Follow the instructions for HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible
- Follow the instructions forSpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Fabric Spray as directed
- Use a scrap piece of paper under your fabrics when spraying
- When rotary cutting faux sherpa, cut on the wrong side (fluffy part facing down) – this gives a cleaner edge
- Use a sewing awl to guide the faux sherpa when machine sewing
- DO NOT IRON YOUR SHERPA! It will melt!
- To make the outer body, prep your pieces by spraying one side of the 8″ x 5 1/2″ StitchnSew High Loft Sew-In Fleece rectangle with SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Fabric Spray. Once sprayed, lay the sprayed side onto the wrong side of the 8″ x 5 1/2″ faux sherpa rectangle. Smooth out with your hands. DO NOT IRON. Once the pieces are prepped, baste around the outer edges on the fleece side, using your awl to guide the fabric through the sewing foot. Trim any excess fluff.
- To make the inner body, prep the pieces by laying the fusible side of the 8″ x 5 1/2″ HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible rectangle onto the wrong side of the 8″ x 5 1/2″ cotton rectangle. Attach by pressing with iron (make sure to read directions for heat setting, etc.)
- To attach the outer and inner bodies, take the outer and inner body with right sides facing together (wrong sides facing out), clip the top and bottom edges (leaving the sides open). Sew the top and bottom using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Using your sewing awl, press both seams open (DO NOT IRON, as the faux fur can melt). Turn the piece right side out from either open side opening. Press the cotton side with an iron to smooth it all out.
- To add embellishments to the front, flip the piece on with the faux sherpa facing out. Attach any embellishments of choice near the middle area.
- To assemble the pouch, with the cotton side facing out, fold the piece in half (on the 8″ side of the pouch) and mark the middle using a water soluble pen. Now, open the pouch (inner body facing out) and bring both sides to the middle mark you made. Clip each raw side edges in place. Baste each side, using your sewing awl to guide and tuck the faux sherpa through the presser foot.
- To add the bindings, take a 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ cotton rectangle and fold in each side by 1/4″. Now, fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and press with an iron. Repeat for the second binding piece. Attach the raw edge of a binding piece to one side of the pouch (I attach onto where the tissue opening side is). Clip in place and sew using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Fold the bindings folded edge to the other side. Clip in place and sew close to the folded edge. Repeat for the other side. You can now insert tissue through the opening. You are now done!
I hope you enjoyed this cozy little project and that you are now ready to sew with faux sherpa or any furry fabric using my tips and techniques!